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    [–] Best places to search for a van? Ginger_Snaps_Back 1 points ago in vandwellers

    I am also currently looking for a van. I watch Craigslist like a hawk, with a search radius of about 200 miles, though I'd be willing to go further for the right vehicle.

    I also search the Facebook MarketPlace (it's only available on the app for now), it's really become a popular place to post items. The search options are basic, but easy to navigate.

    eBay is an option. There's a wide selection, but the downside is that you're bidding on an item that you don't get to see in person before you make an offer, and it's likely to be very far from you in location. Ups and downs.

    I've checked my local newspaper online, and found a very poor selection in the 'for sale' ads. Your area newspaper may be more active though.

    Check out local dealerships! Do it in person, if you can. Often times they have many vehicles on the lot that they will not have listed on their website.

    Good luck!

    [–] [WP] It looked like a horse, but Black as Night and with a mouth like a Wolf. Ginger_Snaps_Back 2 points ago in WritingPrompts

    It looked like a horse, but was black as night, and had a mouth like a wolf.

    The creature dropped its large shaggy head down to mine, and gave me a sniff, its breath curling up as steam in the cold night air. I stood absolutely still. Could it smell fear? I wondered. Father had spoken often about how some beasts could smell strong emotions. I tried to calm my racing heart.

    It sniffed at me again, then lowered its head even further and gave me a forceful nudge to my chest. I nearly stumbled backwards, but instinctively reached out and grasped onto something to keep from falling. I found my hands with fistfuls of its short, coarse mane. Before I could let go, the creature quickly dropped into a crouch beside me.

    I froze. Surely it didn’t mean for me to mount it. There was no saddle, no reins, no way for me to guide or control the beast. Where would it take me?

    It let out an impatient huff, and rolled one grey eye up at me. I could see my reflection in that eye; I looked small, and pale. I held its gaze while I tried to make sense of my situation. The creature looked intelligent, and obviously wasn’t feral. Still, what was it, and who did it belong to?

    It had appeared in front of me suddenly as I was walking home. I had been looking down, trying to keep my footing through a slippery track of mud, and had nearly bumped right into it. I had never taken this path through the woods before; it was a shortcut that the woodsmen used frequently. I was supposed to stick to the main road, but it was getting late…

    A distant howl cut into my thoughts. More voices joined the first, and they melted into a harmony that was hauntingly beautiful. The beast beside me shifted uneasily, and let out a low growl.

    Up.” The word was spoken directly into my mind. “Now.”

    I gasped. Telepathy?! “I can’t, I-”

    The howls died down, and suddenly shrieks and screams filled the night air. They were coming from down the path ahead of me. The village.

    We go. NOW.”

    Somehow I was on the creature’s back, clinging desperately to its neck, trying to keep my seat as it pivoted and started a full out gallop back the way I had come from. Away from the screams. Away from my home, my family.

    “No!” I shouted. “Go back! Please!”

    Too late. Too late. We run.”

    I could still hear the screaming as we raced on, and I continued to plead with the beast to turn around. Tears filled my eyes and blurred my vision. Soon all was quiet, except for the pounding of its hooves on the earth. I buried my face into its neck and sobbed.

    I woke up when the beast slowed down. Everything was white, and still. When had it snowed? I didn’t know where we were, or where were going, but I knew that I had nothing left at home to go back to.

    [–] Class B in Arkansas- not mine, but it looks like a good deal. Ginger_Snaps_Back 2 points ago in vandwellers

    I’m on the hunt for a van, and keep coming back to this listing. It’s a ‘96 Chevy camper van with 128k miles and a solar setup, runs and drives great; owner is asking only $6k.

    I actually went to both my bank and a credit union to see about getting a loan for this, as it’s out of my current price range. No go. Looks like it’s not meant to be for me, but this could be someone’s future adventure-mobile/home.

    [–] Too good to be true? Ginger_Snaps_Back 1 points ago in vandwellers

    OP, did you contact the seller for more information?

    [–] How long, and how far, did you search for your first van? Ginger_Snaps_Back 1 points ago in vandwellers

    I didn’t mean for that to sound like a complaint. Yes, I’m only two weeks in, and I know it’s probably going to take a while.

    [–] Weekly Questions & Answers Discussion Ginger_Snaps_Back 1 points ago in vandwellers

    Did you go check this van out? What did you think of it?

    [–] Does anyone know how many people dress up at renaissance fairs on average? Ginger_Snaps_Back 4 points ago in renfaire

    I'd agree that about half of faire goers dress up. Many (not all) of the people in 'normal' clothes are either first timers, or are there just for fun and are not necessarily enthusiasts.

    I have heard many people new to the faire say that dressing up, even with a basic or hastily made costume, increased their enjoyment of it.

    [–] Her lips get a tad dry when she naps Ginger_Snaps_Back 1 points ago in Chihuahua

    Mine do that too! I call it "squish face."

    [–] I Spent 5 Times More Than I Intended to but Here Goes Nothing Ginger_Snaps_Back 1 points ago in vandwellers

    Is that a guitar I see under the bed mattress? Odd place for a musical instrument!

    [–] Lol @ the price, but it is nice Ginger_Snaps_Back 1 points ago in vandwellers

    It's like sleeping in an fuzzy underwater bubble.

    [–] How much does it cost to have the cheapest kind of mobile dwelling? Ginger_Snaps_Back 2 points ago in vandwellers

    It depends on what you're comfortable with, also; how primitive are you willing to go? Are you okay with using a camping toilet or luggable loo (google it!) and cleaning up after yourself, or do you definitely require a flushing toilet? Ever use a solar shower?

    [–] An idiot, an Astro and the haul road. Thank you r/vandwellers for inspiring me to fulfill a dream Ginger_Snaps_Back 2 points ago in vandwellers

    I was about to ask the same question. I've been looking at high top conversions for the roominess, but more recently considering an Astro for ease of driving and saving gas. From what I've read so far, the Astro is well liked for dwelling, if going the smaller van route.

    [–] Do any couples live and travel in separate vehicles? Ginger_Snaps_Back 4 points ago in vandwellers

    The RV is a perfect size for tiny house living, but way too big for me to take solo on the road. I'd like to stay mobile for a while, and I don't need that much room for one person. I also wouldn't enjoy driving around regularly in something so long (29').

    [–] This octopus candle holder that my sister hand made at her pottery shop. Ginger_Snaps_Back 1 points ago in crafts

    Also, the pottery studio she does her work at is Phoenix Fired Art; they have additional pictures of this piece on their Facebook page.

    [–] This octopus candle holder that my sister hand made in a pottery studio. Ginger_Snaps_Back 2 points ago in pics

    OP here. My sister does not have her own website, but you can view other examples of her work on her Instagram, @nnyl_ahsatan1111

    [–] This octopus candle holder that my sister hand made at her pottery shop. Ginger_Snaps_Back 21 points ago in crafts

    OP here. she does not have a website yet, but you can see more examples of her work on her Instagram, @nnyl_ahsatan1111